J-1 Research Scholar
A J-1 Research Scholar is an individual primarily conducting research, observing, or consulting in connection with a research project. They may also teach or lecture. The maximum period of participation for a J Research Scholar has increased from three years to five years. The five year period is not cumulative; it is a continuous five-year period. The five year period of participation begins on the program start date on the form DS-2019.
J-1 Short-Term Scholar
A J-1 Short-Term Scholar is a professor, research scholar, specialist or a person with similar education or accomplishments visiting on a short-term basis for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training or demonstrating special skills. The Short-term Scholar may remain in the U.S. for up to six months. The six month period coincides with the maximum period of stay in J-1 status which will not trigger the bar on participation in a J-1 Research Scholar or Professor program for J-1 stays within the preceding year (see below). There can be no extension of stay beyond the six-month limit for Short Term Scholar participants.
J-1 Student College/University
This category provides forgeign students the opportunity to study at a degree-granting post-secondary accredited educational instituion. Students may participate in degree and non-degree programs.
A J-1 student at WHOI participates in a non-degree program in a full-prescribed course of study to conduct research; analyze data, and present research results in collaboration with a scientific/technical staff member. WHOI does not issue academic credit for the student's research, but a description and evaluation is available upon request. There is a 24-month maximum period of participation in this category.
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» Two-year Home Residency Requirement
» Bar on Participation
» Health Insurance Requirements
» J-2 Dependents
» Obtaining Permission for Incidental Employment